Lunch Gathering 

with author, pastor, and social activist Doug Pagitt

Tuesday, October 29
12 noon  •  at The BTS Center

Allen Ewing-Merrill, new Executive Director of The BTS Center had author, pastor, and social activist Doug Pagitt over for an engaging conversation over lunch. Topics covered themes related to progressive faith, the nature of religious practice in the 21st century, the intersection of faith and politics, spirituality, leadership, and writing. 

Doug Pagitt has authored 10 books on spirituality, Christianity and leadership, including: Flipped (Random House 2015), The Inventive Age Series (SparkHouse 2012), and A Christianity Worth Believing (Jossey-Bass 2008). His latest book, Outdoing Jesus: Seven Ways to Live Out the Promise of Greater Than, offers a hopeful and provocative commentary on biblical good news exemplified through present-day ordinary people making extraordinary contributions. Since 2000, Doug has been the founding pastor of Solomon’s Porch, a Holistic Missional Christian Community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also founded and remains active with the Greater Things Foundation, a charitable non-profit for empowering and fostering more beautiful, inclusive, and life-giving communities. A proud, concerned and hopeful American, Doug Pagitt is a co-founder and Executive Director of Vote Common Good, a national political non-profit dedicated to inspiring, energizing, and mobilizing people of faith to engage in civic life. 

We also held a Book Tour Event with Doug Pagitt the evening before — Monday, October 29, 7 pm, at HopeGateWay (509 Forest Avenue, Portland ME). To learn more or view the flyer, click here. 
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